1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The Chevrolet Corvair Monza is a coupé with 2 doors and a rear mounted engine which supplies its power through the rear wheels. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 2.7 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 110 bhp (112 PS/82 kW) at 4400 rpm and 217 N·m (160 lb·ft/22.1 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. The stated kerb weight is 1159 kg.

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1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4656 mm
How heavy?
1159 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2683 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
112 PS / 110 bhp / 82 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
217 Nm / 160 ft.lb / 22.1 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Chevrolet Corvair models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 3M 2683 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1213 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 3M 2375 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1134 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 3M 2296 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1095 kg
sedan/​saloon RR 3M 2687 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1111 kg
1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1438 mm 56.6 inches
Length 4656 mm 183.3 inches
Width 1770 mm 69.7 inches
Height 1341 mm 52.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1159 kg 2555 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 6
Capacity 2.7 litre
2683 cc
(163.727 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.3 × 74.7 mm
3.44 × 2.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
41 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
217 Nm (160 ft·lb) (22.1 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
80.88 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.25:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1016.4 kPa (147.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 447.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 96.23 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
70.77 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
94.91 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.13 kg/kW
23.6 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 12.00 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1090 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID85569
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 28.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza added 2001-08-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.